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New Release of Reference Data on the Tankan 's "Conditions for CP Issuance"

March 2, 2010
Research and Statistics Department
Bank of Japan

At present, the Tankan survey (Short-term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) asks all reporting enterprises to answer the"Conditions for CP Issuance" regardless of whether they have actually issued CP.  The detail of questionnaire sheet is written as the "judgement of the overall conditions of commercial paper issuance."  Since some data users have shown keen interest in the restricted answer on"Conditions for CP Issuance," based on only the enterprises that have actually issued CP in the past, the Bank decided to add the new reference data, which is"Conditions for CP Issuance (Based on CP-Issuing Enterprises)" to the regular Tankan survey.  This additional data will be available from the March 2010 survey.  The exact release data as follows.

1. Details of data to be released

Title of data:
"Conditions for CP Issuance (Based on CP-Issuing Enterprises)."
Series of data:
DI, percentage share of the number of respondents choosing each alternative, and the number of sample enterprises.
Types of industries:
Three (all, manufacturing, and nonmanufacturing).
Range of enterprises:
The large enterprises with such a reported record in the Bank's Tankan that showed the fact that they issued"Commercial Paper" at least once in the past two years.

2. Starting period

The data will be released from the March 2010 survey. 
See attachment [PDF 103KB] the corresponding data for the March 2008 to December 2009 surveys.

3. Release date

The data will be released at 8:50 a.m. of two business days later of the first release day of the regular Tankan .  For the case of the March 2010 survey, it will be released at  8:50 a.m., on Monday, April 5, 2010.

4. Where data can be found?

The data can be found in a newly added sub-section ("Reference Data") of the Tankan section.

  • Note:Data are available only in the"Comprehensive Data Set (published version)." They will not be released in the "Outline," "Summary," "Figures by Industry," "Comprehensive Data Set (internet version)," or at the "BOJ Time-Series Data Search."


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